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E-cigarette use among teenagers on the rise in the US

MedicalNewsToday reports - "Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the use of e-cigarettes among American middle and high school students more than doubled between 2011 and 2012. Now, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that e-cigarette use among teenagers in the US continues to grow, particularly in Hawaii.

The research team - including Dr. Thomas Wills of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center - surveyed 1,941 high school students in Hawaii who were aged 14 or 15 years.

The survey - conducted in 2013 - questioned the students about their use of conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes), alcohol and marijuana. It also assessed students' psychosocial risk and protective factors, such as parental support, peer smoking, sensation seeking and smoking expectancies."
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